The inner history of devices
by Sherry Turkle
The Inner History of Devices,describes an approach that reveals how what we make is woven into our ways of seeing ourselves. The author brings together three traditions of listening—that of the memoirist, the clinician, and the ethnographer. Each informs the others to compose an inner history of devices. We read about objects ranging from cell phones and video poker to prosthetic eyes, from Web sites and television to dialysis machines.